The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / North West
Rank 115 140 144
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +4
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 12 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.48% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.58% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 1
Median daily rate £600 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2127 3084 2595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.81% 81.98% 77.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1872 1510
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 131 112
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.91% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +11 11 £600 +47.42% 1
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 8 (44.44%) BDD
2 8 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
2 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Usability Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) LTE
4 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (27.78%) 4G
4 5 (27.78%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (27.78%) Firewall
4 5 (27.78%) 2G
4 5 (27.78%) .NET
4 5 (27.78%) 3G
4 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
4 5 (27.78%) MVNO
4 5 (27.78%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (22.22%) VoLTE
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (22.22%) Build Automation
6 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
6 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 3 (16.67%) QA

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) 2G
1 5 (27.78%) 3G
1 5 (27.78%) 4G
1 5 (27.78%) Diameter Protocol
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
1 5 (27.78%) LTE
1 5 (27.78%) MVNO
1 5 (27.78%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (22.22%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) JProfiler
3 1 (5.56%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) Mobile Architect
1 5 (27.78%) Security Architect
1 5 (27.78%) Senior Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Automation Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Java Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 8 (44.44%) BDD
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Usability Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (22.22%) Build Automation
5 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Data Encryption
7 2 (11.11%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) HP